With the recent surge of undocumented minors coming across the border from Central America, the GOP wants to modify the Statue of Liberty and remove anything that resembles welcoming immigrants.
“That was the old us,” said Speaker John Boehner. “We’re full now and can no longer be a nation of immigrants.”
Senator Ted Cruz, an immigrant himself said of the new bill, “If these kids were coming from Canada they’d be welcomed with open arms, but they’re not, and they don’t even speak English. If our tyrannical, do-nothing, absentee, overbearing president isn’t going to act, we will. Enough is enough, and we definitely have enough.”
The New Colossus reads:
“Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
The GOP feels the removal of these words will help in discouraging new immigrants from coming.
We here at Free Wood Post understand that the United States is a nation of immigrants, and legislation should be passed to ease immigration instead of shooing people away like stray cats, or making it nearly impossible to gain citizenship.
The redeeming factor in all of this is that President Obama is likely not to sign such a bill if it were to reach his desk.